Leading Educators is seeking applications and nominations for its next Vice President of Talent.
Leading Educators is a national nonprofit deeply committed to ensuring that students from low-income backgrounds receive an excellent education. Leading Educators partners with schools and districts to help highly effective teachers develop the leadership skills they need to successfully transition from leading students to leading their peers. The organization helps districts identify their best teachers, and then provides intensive job-embedded coaching, relevant professional development, and powerful cohort-based learning experiences. Leading Educators' goal is to extend the reach and impact of these teachers, to transform schools and dramatically improve student outcomes as a result.
This is a full-time position and location is flexible with a preference for New Orleans. For more information on Leading Educators, please visit www.leadingeducators.org.
The Vice President of Talent will lead in the following areas:
- Build capacity of leaders across the organization to use talent management to drive the organization, ensuring managers understand the connection between organizational success and talent development, and are equipped with the resources and skills to operationalize that connection through the effective development and management of their teams.
- Develop the conditions necessary for Leading Educators employees and teams to be successful in maximizing impact by leading the process of becoming a model learning and anti-racist work environment.
- Lead collaboration on all aspects of human resources across departments, helping to ensure that Leading Educators can identify, attract, and develop top talent aligned with the organization's core value of equity.
Recruitment, Selection, and Human Resources:
- Develop and enhance programs and processes to identify, recruit, onboard and retain talent, with a particular focus on candidates of color or other under-represented groups.
- Recommend and implement compensation strategies to ensure that the organization stays competitive in the market, retains and motivates its top talent, and provides fair and equitable compensation for staff.
The Vice President of Talent should be a seasoned expert in talent management, culture building, and traditional human resource functions with a demonstrated ability to build and manage strong human capital systems for a growing, national organization. In addition to featuring a strong desire to learn about and internalize the organization's programming, the successful candidate for this role will:
- Possess a minimum of eight years of experience in a human capital leadership role, preferably in a national education organization.
- Have expertise in developing, implementing and reinforcing standardized human capital processes and tools to improve efficiency, transparency, and accountability.
- Have a proven track record for building strong talent management systems including developing healthy talent pipelines, robust recruitment processes, strong onboarding, and effective professional development and performance management
- Possess knowledge of traditional HR functions including benefits administration, payroll, employee relations, and compliance with labor and employment laws.
- Have a passion for promoting equity in the workforce, building a diverse team, and ensuring that all staff have equal opportunity to excel and grow in their careers.
- Understand success metrics to ensure that individual performance aligns with and reinforces the achievement of organizational objectives.
- Possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred.
Leading Educators has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Trisha Sutrisno here.
Leading Educators strongly values equity and challenges historical inequity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racism.
We work towards a more just society and as such we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or
applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age,
marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.